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It is believed that selenium and alpha-tocopherol work together to inhibit lipid peroxidation. "Insufficient status of one of these nutrients may elevate the risk of oxidative stress and possibly for associated diseases," explained the researchers.
Selenium supplements continue to sell well in specialist health stores, but selenium enrichment of everyday products has not been successful. Only last month Waitrose's selenium enriched bread was removed from supermarket shelves due to poor sales. This was blamed on a lack of public awareness of the benefits of selenium.
Results published in the Archives of Internal Medicine (2004, Vol. 164, pp. 2335-2342) indicated that supplementation of diet with antioxidants may lower the risk of cancers. Another study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition(Vol. 80, pp. 154-162), reported that increased selenium intake could boost the immune system.
These reports add to the growing body of evidence for the health benefits of selenium intake. There have even been recommendations to enrich soil and fertilizers with selenium to boost public consumption.
The European RDA of selenium is 65 micrograms.